PRE-ORDERS: Photographing South Wales by Drew Buckley

Drew Buckley is one of the UK’s top landscape and wildlife photographers — in fact when it comes to photography he has more strings on his bow than that. For the last four years, Pembrokeshire based Drew has been busy writing about and photographing the most beautiful locations for photography in South Wales.

And now his book, Photographing South Wales (448 pages, 62 locations, over 500 photographs) is just about to go to the printers and will be published in early August. You can purchase a pre-order copy signed by Drew, with free UK shipping at our shop for £22 (SRP £27.95 on publication). PRE-ORDER HERE

If you aren’t familiar with South Wales it should be one of the top landscape destinations in the UK, its magnificent rocky coastline faces west and south, and is lined with limestone and sandstone cliffs, split by coves and sandy beaches, with peninsulas and headlands jutting out in to the ocean. Inland of the Gower and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park there are lagoons and woodland, the majestic peaks of the Brecon Beacons National Park and one of the best locations for autumn woodland and waterfall photography, the aptly named Waterfall Country near Neath.


Drew is well known for his wildlife photography and he takes us on a guided tour of Skomer Island and its summer puffins and further north to the red kites near the Elan Valley.

South Wales literary and cultural history is described with a visit to Dylan Thomas’s writing shed at Laugharne, and numerous castle, churches, stone circles and villages. He takes us around the urban architecture of Cardiff Bay and the Severn bridge, with a sneak across the border to visit Symonds Yat Rock and Ross-on-Wye.

Here’s a quick peak at what there is to look forward to (the upload shows select pages, and ignore the lorem ipsum placeholder text in places).

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Mick Ryan

Director of fotoVUE and Co-author of Photographing The Peak District
Mick Ryan is the founder and a co-director of fotoVUE. He is based in Calderdale having spent the last seven years in the Peak District. He also spends part of the year in Saratoga Springs, upstate New York. He is the founder of Rockfax guidebooks and introduced well-designed large-format photo-topo...
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